With things heating up for Sergeant Nicholas Brody on Homeland, we caught up with Damian Lewis for a lightning round Q&A. An Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor, Damian has appeared in a range of films and TV shows, including Band of Brothers, The Forsyte Saga and The Sweeney. However, it has been his portrayal of tortured double-agent Sergeant Brody that has made him a household name on both sides of the pond.
Born and raised in St. John’s Wood, Damian still calls north London home. He lives with his wife and fellow actor Helen McCrory and their two young children, and, apparently, an enormous china artichoke.
What are you reading at the moment?
Tom Holland’s In The Shadow of the Sword.
What do you do for down time?
Where is your favourite place to eat in west London?
If you had to make a quick escape where would you go?
What is on your bedside table?
A mug of water and an enormous china artichoke.
What three things would you take with you to a desert island?
Guitar, novels by 19th century Russian novelists, easel and paints.
Who would you most like to meet for a drink?
Sir Walter Raleigh.
What is your greatest extravagance?
What is your favourite thing to do as a family?
Find out if Brody gets out of Tehran on Homeland, Sundays on Channel 4 at 9pm.
Damian was talking to Annabelle King.